Cocktails

Mint Julep

It’s the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, but also it’s a delightful cocktail for any sunny day. Instead of the traditional method of muddling mint leaves, I like to make mint-infused simple syrup. It’s more user friendly for your Derby party, and it’s great to have on hand when you need a spur of […] Read more…

Hot Toddy

My hubby and I have a fun holiday tradition with our friends in Seattle—the first weekend in December, we caravan out to a Christmas tree farm, trek across fields looking for our perfect tree, and toast to our friendship over hot toddies. I’ve perfected my version over the last few years—replacing the honey with a ginger […] Read more…

Perfect Margarita

I come from generations of margarita drinkers. My palette has been honed from a young age—when I was a little girl I stole salt off the rim of my grandma’s cocktail (I may have stolen a drink when no one was looking). Let’s skip over the tragedy of the 80s—when you could buy a tub of mix, […] Read more…